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Marly Kaul is emeritus professor of visual arts at Bemidji State University, where he served as chair and professor of art in the Department of Art from 1967-1997. Credit: Matthew McLaughlin / For MPR News

In Bemidji woods, painter Marley Kaul finds a quite rhythm

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Bemidji-area artist Marley Kaul took a break one day in his studio, stepping away from a painting with fresh, wet brush strokes. When he returned, a swath of the painting was gone. Licked off.


"I forgot I left the cat in the studio when I went for lunch," he recalled. "I came back and the cat had licked off maybe a third of the painting."

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